Foxtel Highlights - August 5 to Sunday August 11, 2019
What’s New on Foxtel This Week?
Monday August 5 to Sunday August 11, 2019
Programming available to stream live and On Demand on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^
Plenty of superstars are ready to strut their stuff this week on Foxtel!
It’s time to revisit Rami Malek in his Academy Award-winning transformation into music icon Freddie Mercury in the global smash-hit Bohemian Rhapsody. The film dominated the worldwide box office, and scooped plenty of awards, and now you can sing along at home watching the rise of supergroup Queen – it definitely will rock you!
We’ll be hoping for some home-team champions in two must-see rugby clashes this week coming live from Perth as both our men’s and women’s teams take on their Kiwi rivals. Saturday is the day to make no plans as first up, our Wallaroos take on the Black Ferns. Can the Aussie women bring home the glory? Then, don’t miss the first Bledisloe Cup game between the Wallabies and All Blacks – it’s guaranteed to be a thriller.
He may be a winner in restaurant kitchens everywhere, but how see how Gordon Ramsay fares out in the wild as he travels far and wide on Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, looking for culinary inspiration.
With his connections to the Kardashian clan, Scott Disick knows a thing or two about glamorous abodes, and in his new show Flip It Like Disick he and his team are transforming high-end homes for a tidy profit. Some of his celebrity pals may just be popping by to get his help.
It’s a truly spectacular week!
Continuing series include: Grand Designs Australia (Lifestyle), Out There with Jack Randall (Nat Geo WILD), The Victim (BBC First), Aussie Inventions that Changed the World (HISTORY), Pose (FOX SHOWCASE), Euphoria (FOX SHOWCASE), The Hills: New Beginnings (MTV), Teen Mom Australia (MTV), The 100 (FOX8), Million Dollar Listing New York (Arena), Divorce (FOX SHOWCASE), Magnum P.I. (FOX8), Warrior (FOX8), The Graham Norton Show (UKTV), Jersey Shore: Family Vacation (MTV), Lights Out with David Spade (The Comedy Channel), Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate (Lifestyle Home), Teen Mom UK (MTV), Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian (E!), Snowfall (FOX SHOWCASE), Suits (Universal TV), Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel), Real Housewives of Johannesburg (Arena), Legion (FOX SHOWCASE), The Act: Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose (FOX SHOWCASE), America’s Lost Vikings (Discovery Science), Just for Laughs (The Comedy Channel), Dating: No Filter (E!), Deadly Deception (Crime + Investigation), Below Deck Mediterranean (Arena), Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking (Lifestyle Food), Many Sides of Jane (Crime + Investigation), The Outpost (SYFY), How I Caught the Killer (Crime + Investigation), Back in Time for the Factory (Lifestyle), Hunted UK (FOX8), The Zoo (Animal Planet), The Real Housewives of Potomac (Arena), Home of the Year Scotland (Lifestyle Home), Southern Charm New Orleans (Arena), Southern Charm (Arena), Wine, Dine & Stein (Lifestyle Food), Who Do You Think You Are? Australia (UKTV), World’s Most Extreme (BBC Knowledge), Portrait Artist of the Year (foxtel arts), America’s Got Talent (FOX8), Kirstie and Phil’s Love It Or List It (Lifestyle), Dance Moms Resurrection (Arena), Outback Truckers (A&E), Grown-ish (FOX8), Extreme Cake Makers (Lifestyle Food), Homicide: Hours to Kill (Crime + Investigation), Katie Price: My Crazy Life (TLC), Gold Rush: White Water (Discovery Channel), Pizza in Parma (Lifestyle Food), Roast Battle UK (The Comedy Channel), My Deadly Relation (Crime + Investigation), Killjoys (SYFY), Alone (A&E), Abandoned Engineering (HISTORY), Counting On (TLC), The Border (National Geographic), The Curse of Oak Island (A&E), Mummies Unwrapped (Discovery Science).
Monday, August 5
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted – National Geographic, 8.30pm
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay gets out of the kitchen and ventures off the beaten track in this globetrotting new series. From the jungles of Laos to spearfishing in Hawaii, Ramsay seeks out unusual culinary inspiration.
Flip It Like Disick – E!, EXPRESS at 12pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm
Ever wondered how Keeping Up with the Kardashians favourite Scott Disick makes his money? Well wonder no more. The father-of-three and his team – business partner Benny Luciano, contractor Miki Moor and interior designer Willa Ford – invite the cameras along as they purchase multimillion-dollar properties, extensively renovate them, then flip them for a (very) tidy profit.
Share – FOX SHOWCASE, 7.30pm
In this thriller from HBO Films, high school student Mandy’s (Rhianne Barreto) life spirals out of control after she discovers a disturbing video from a drunken night she has no recollection of is being circulated among her peers.
Island Medics – Lifestyle, 8.30pm
A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the UK’s most remote hospital, experience the daily challenges faced by the unique team of doctors, nurses, paramedics, GPs, coastguard and lifeboat crews of the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Shetland, Scotland as they treat the island’s 23,000 residents.
Superfoods: The Real Story, s3 – Lifestyle Food, 9.05pm
Kate Quilton embarks on another gastronomic adventure to a number of exotic locations, investigating the science behind the claims made by supposedly healthy ‘superfoods’.
Life Below Zero: The Thaw, s6 – A&E, 4pm
Seizing the small window that is spring, our isolated Alaskans take the opportunity to hunt and gather in preparation for another long and unforgiving winter. While the Hailstones focus their attention on constructing a meat rack, Sue attempts to reopen Kavik River Camp, before technical issues stop her in her tracks.
Tuesday, August 6
Pilgrimage: Road to Rome – Lifestyle, 9.30pm
Over three episodes, watch as eight UK celebrities of differing faiths – including actor Les Dennis and comedian Stephen K Amos – make the transformative 15-day, 1000km pilgrimage from the Italian Alps to Rome, where they will have a private audience with the Pope.
When Missing Turns to Murder – Crime + Investigation, 7.30pm
This series offers rare insight into notable missing persons – each episode focusing on a solved case – revealing powerful and emotional testimony from families and friends of those who disappeared, told in present tense as the investigation unfolds through to the conviction of the killer.
Atomic Age Declassified – HISTORY, 8.30pm
In this three-part docuseries, recently declassified US documents reveal the true stories of space espionage during the Cold War, an apocalyptic WWII battle plan and how Hollywood propaganda was used to leverage the power of the Atomic bomb.
The Act: Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose – FOX SHOWCASE, 9.30pm
It’s the final instalment in this gripping real-life saga. As Dee Dee’s (Patricia Arquette) friends and neighbours struggle to come to grips with her shockingly brutal death, Gypsy (Joey King) and Nick’s (Calum Worthy) actions finally catch-up with them. If you’ve missed this Emmy-nominated series, episodes are available to stream on demand.
League Life – FOX LEAGUE, 8.30pm
As the NRL finals edge closer and closer, we need to know what the all-female panel on this weekly show – Yvonne Sampson, Lara Pitt, Jess Yates and Hannah Hollis – and their guests have to say about the stoushes coming up. You can always rely on League Life for some entertaining debate!
Treasure Quest: Snake Island, s3 – Discovery Science, 7.30pm
Our fearless treasure hunters put their lives on the line during their daring new expedition through the Bolivian Andes, where they are faced with rockslides, venomous snakes and poison gas. But with their sights firmly set on the US$2 billion Sacambaya treasure of legend, it will take more than that to stop them!
Wednesday, August 7
Poms – Store
Looking for something bright for a mid-week movie fix? Australia’s Jacki Weaver joins Diane Keaton in this uplifting comedy about a group of women in a retirement community who decide that it’s never too late to follow their cheerleading dreams! Pam Grier and Rhea Perlman add to the merriment in this infectiously funny film about giving life all you’ve got.
The Real Housewives of Orange County, s14 – Arena, EXPRESS at 1.35pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm
The rowdy ladies of California are back! Tamra, Shannon, Kelly, Gina and Emily return for a 14th season, along with new housewife and mother of seven, Braunwyn. After a falling out with Kelly last year, OG Vicki will only be appearing as a ‘friend’ this season, so expect a ton of drama to drop when that happens… as well as the usual roller-coaster of emotions, crises and fun!
Megastructures: Sagrada Família – National Geographic, 8.30pm
Since 1882, the towering Sagrada Família in Barcelona has been a work in progress and the race is on to have the basilica completed in 2026, the 100th anniversary of Antoni Gaudí’s untimely death. This one-off special takes an inside look and follows the journey to finish construction on the Gothic and Byzantine-inspired building.
The Eugenics Crusade – HISTORY, 7.30pm
This fascinating two-hour documentary examines the story of how eugenics – the idea that humanity could be perfected through selective breeding – became a powerful instrument of social control. At its peak in the 1920s and ’30s, the film paints a chilling portrait of this unusual movement in America’s history.
On the Mark – FOX FOOTY, 8.30pm
Hosted by AFL gurus Sarah Jones, Kelli Underwood and Neroli Meadows On the Mark looks at life off the field and features in-depth interviews with players, coaches, and others involved in the game. Tune in to get glimpse of your favourite players when they're not chasing the Sherrin.
Thursday, August 8
Alternatino with Arturo Castro – The Comedy Channel, 8.30pm
After starring in Broad City and Narcos Arturo Castro takes the lead in this sketch show based on his experiences as a Latin millennial in the US. Playing more than 45 characters with charm, the man with many faces mocks everything from dating to culture and politics, and sheds a fresh perspective on Latinx stereotypes. Not to be missed.
Dating: No Filter, s2 – E!, 7.30pm
If you’re after an honest, hilarious voice on dating, about the many awkward moments and what nervous twitches really happen, then this American series is for you. Returning for its second season, comedians watch and comment on various singles going on blind dates. Expect plenty of amusing narrations as the comics put a modern spin on modern dating.
Fosse/Verdon – foxtel arts, 8pm
Oscar-winner Sam Rockwell and Golden Globe-winner Michelle Williams are the perfect lead couple for this series – new to foxtel arts – that depicts the relationship between iconic choreographer Bob Fosse and dancer Gwen Verdon. Looking at their lives over several decades, the show delves into the lasting impact they had on the entertainment industry – and each other.
Prairie Dog Manor – Nat Geo WILD, 9.30pm
In this new series biologist John Hoogland takes viewers into the fascinating world of prairie dogs. Focusing on a small colony located just outside a small village – Jemez Springs – near the New Mexico-Colorado border, the intelligent creatures live in tight family groups and lead social lives full of drama, adultery and even cannibalism!
Friday, August 9
NRL Telstra Premiership – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 5.30pm
Friday night footy kicks into action with the Warriors hosting the Sea Eagles, followed by a clash between the Panthers and the Sharks. The Panthers will want to turn in a high performance in order to push their way into the finals – a passionate home crowd could work to their advantage. Tomorrow’s match up between the Eels and Knights at 5pm will be a thriller, also. And then make sure to catch the Raiders facing off against the Roosters on Sunday afternoon at 1.30pm – both teams are looking good for a top-four finish, but you know what they say about counting chickens!
Top 25 Totally Retro With Matty Johns – MAX, 5pm
NRL legend Matty Johns is ready to get retro! He takes you back to the ’70s for a celebration of all the best music from the decade that brought us disco, funk, pub rock and so much more. Step into your flares, pop on some platform shoes and get ready to get down. Which groovy tune will be number one?
Mum, s3 – BBC First, 8.30pm
The BAFTA Award-winning comedy series Mum returns for its third and final season, and this time Cathy (Lesley Manville) and her family venture to the countryside to celebrate her brother Derek’s (Ross Boatman) birthday – all while she navigates her budding relationship with Michael (Peter Mullan). Taking place over the course of a single week, it’s a poignant way to farewell this popular series.
Spotlight on Quentin Tarantino: Pulp Fiction – Masterpiece Movies, 8.30pm
Widely regarded as one of the most influential films of the 1990s, Tarantino’s deliciously dark tale interweaves the story of hitmen Vincent and Jules (John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson, respectively) with that of gangster wife Mia (Uma Thurman), former boxer Butch (Bruce Willis) and nervous armed robbers Pumpkin (Tim Roth) and Honey Bunny (Amanda Plummer).
Murder Made Me Famous, s6 – Crime + Investigation, 8.30pm
The chilling series returns, profiling killers who were thrust into the spotlight due to a media frenzy surrounding their crimes. Each episode focuses on a particular well-known crime, and seeks to unravel the mystery of why some killers attract more public fascination than others.
Saturday, August 10
Bohemian Rhapsody – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm
Experience every note of Rami Malek’s Oscar-winning portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the biopic that swept this year’s awards season. The story begins in 1970, as Mercury joins drummer Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) and guitarist Brian May’s (Gwilym Lee) band, and then we follow the group’s stratospheric journey through to their famous 1985 performance at Live Aid. It will rock you!
Wallaroos vs Black Ferns – FOX SPORTS MORE, LIVE 4.30pm
The Australian women’s rugby union team faces back-to-back double-headers against New Zealand this month and Aussie captain Sharni Williams will be looking to lead the Wallaroos to their first-ever victory over the Ferns. However, just like their male counterparts, the New Zealand side are a more than formidable opposition. You can also catch the game live in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.
Bledisloe Cup: Australia vs New Zealand – FOX SPORTS MORE, LIVE 7pm
After the Wallaroos give their all, the Wallabies step up next and they will be seeking a similar victory when they face New Zealand in the first of two matches in the Bledisloe Cup Series. Australia must win both games to take home the revered trophy – and it’s been 17 years since they did, so the pressure is on for Michael Hooper and his men. Go, Aussie, go! Like the Wallaroos game, you can also catch this live in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.
Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Case – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm
Elizabeth Smart hosts this 90-minute special that centres on the jaw-dropping story of 13-year-old Jayme Cross, who, after witnessing her parents’ murder was kidnapped and held captive for 88 days. Smart – an abduction survivor herself – will be joined by others who’ve been through similar incidents to share their insights into Cross’s story.
Home to Win, s3 – Lifestyle Home, 8.30pm
Some of Canada’s best-known builders and interior experts come together for a new season of this hit series that’s both a renovation showcase and a competition. They’ll join forces to create an amazing abode, vying against each other along the way in various challenges, until an ultimate winner will take possession of the finished result!
Sunday, August 11
Toyota AFL Premiership – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 1pm
Sunday afternoon footy kicks off with St Kilda welcoming Fremantle to Marvel Stadium, hoping to show them who’s boss. This is followed by a game you won’t want to miss between reigning premiers West Coast Eagles and the Adelaide Crows at 4.40pm, who will be hungry for that top-eight finish. The thrilling match is available live in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K. Also today, Richmond and Carlton fans can catch their teams in action at 3pm over on FOX SPORTS 503.
Happy Birthday Chris Hemsworth – Action Movies, from 11.30am
Join us for a birthday celebration of Australia’s favourite action man, Chris Hemsworth. First up, catch him as George Kirk in Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, then as Formula 1 driver James Hunt in the gripping biopic Rush and Captain Mitch Nelson in the gripping 12 Strong. Finally, he’s a sight for Thor eyes in Avengers: Infinity War. What a hefty haul of Hemsworth hits!
Rugby World Cup Warm-Up Match: England vs Wales – beIN SPORTS, LIVE 11pm
Wales faces England at Twickenham Stadium in the first of two Rugby World Cup preliminary stoushes between these fierce rivals. Wales coach Warren Gatland's men are currently in great form after their Guinness Six Nations victory, and the squad is full of pace and power. Meanwhile, England’s Eddie Jones will be striving to bring out the best in his men, who have plenty to prove – this is the time to bring their A-game.
Big Little Lies, s2 marathon – FOX SHOWCASE, from 12.30pm
Can’t believe that BLL is over already? Neither can we! Fortunately, you can re-watch all of the latest season this afternoon for a good dose of Mary Louise’s (Meryl Streep) brusque attitude and Renata’s (Laura Dern) expletive-laden meltdowns. The A-list ensemble also includes Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Zoë Kravitz and Shailene Woodley, all at their best.
Magnum P.I. – FOX8, 8.30pm
While our hunky hero may have lost his moustache this time around, the reboot of Magnum P.I. has stayed true to its roots, with action-packed scenes and our man cracking cases with trademark charm in lush Hawaiian settings. In tonight’s episode, Magnum is on the hunt for a killer, and this time, it’s personal.
^ Selected programming available to stream on demand across internet connected Foxtel iQ3 and iQ4 boxes, on Foxtel Now and on devices via Foxtel Go. Foxtel Now customers please note: The following channels are not available on Foxtel Now: BoxSets, 13th STREET, Binge., SYFY, Discovery Science, Animal Planet, Style, BBC World News, CNBC. Foxtel Now customers cannot access Store titles, MAIN EVENT, Adults Only, or any of our specialty channels. The “no ad-breaks during play” claim for AFL/NRL does not apply to Foxtel Now.
DISCLAIMER: Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, all programming is subject to late change. Foxtel may vary channel content or transmission times. Foxtel is not liable for any loss or disappointment any viewer may suffer as a result. All times listed are AEST.